Publication date: September 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
When Navy Seal Operative Luke Kiersey is finally granted leave after five years, he finds himself driving to a house he doesn’t recognize in a town he’s never been to. The house is home to a beautiful woman and a little girl with big blue eyes. Day after day, he drives back only to hide in the shadows and wonder why he can’t seem to walk away from them.
His therapist says is PTSD.
His handler tells him he’s just not cut out to be part of the civilian world.
Luke can’t help but feel like it’s more.
The dog tags that once hung proudly around his neck, now feel like a collar; leashing him to a life that he fears he didn’t choose. After the terrible things he’s done in the name of freedom, could he possibly be worthy of something as precious as the woman and child he continues to watch?
When the two worlds collide, Luke needs his mind to be stronger than the implant the government placed in his back. They’ve told him he can’t survive without the implant they use to control him, but Luke’s wondering if he can survive without the little girl with big blue eyes and the gorgeous woman she calls mamma.
Andrea is a wife, mother and writer from small town West Virginia. She spends her time while she’s not dreaming up lovers and villains alike chasing after her two kids and husband.
Her overactive imagination and her husband’s wacky dreams attribute to her love of the written word. Guilty pleasures include reading all night and Reese Cups
A Chat with Andrea
1.Do you have personal experience with the armed forces?
I don’t so that’s why when this story came to me I was a bit hesitant, but I enlisted the help of those who have knowledge to help with the technical side of things.
2.What led you to write about such a troubled man?
For me this story was always about Luke. When I first started writing it I thought about making it solely from his point of view, but I felt the suspense works better with Jen’s side in there as well. Luke would keep me up at night though. It was like he was a real person, and he was just whispering to me his life story. It was definitely one of the most intense stories I’ve worked on, and I’m actually having trouble moving on.
He is troubled, but to me, and what I hope my readers find when they’re done with the story is that, he is simply just lost. When people finish the book I hope they walk away with that same feeling.
3.What would you like your readers to know about you?
That I’m human. Lol I guess that’s vague, but I think sometimes it’s easy to forget. I want them to know that I write my stories for myself. I don’t feel the need to write to a certain word count, or for a certain genre. I just want to tell the story that’s in my head. I want my stories to bring them joy, and take them away for a while, that’s my only goal.
4. What would you like your readers to take away from this story?
I want them to feel a deep empathy for our military men and women and their families even if for only a second. I want their hearts to ache a little for the widow whose ending can’t be rewritten, or for the soldier coming home with some sort of physical or mental (both even) transformation ahead of him. That they understand that PTSD isn’t about what we think it means to that person, but what it means to them, and how we can help.
Thank you Andrea for your time for this interview and thank you Xpresso Book Tours for bringing this book and so many others to the fore front!